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#44021 - 04/24/05 02:46 PM Rescue stories
Anonymous
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Does anyone have some good glider rescue stories? I am just interested in what way most gliders are neglected and how the get taken away (ex. bought, came from sanctuary, ?) Both of my gliders i would consider rescues, but i know there are other rescues that have been neglected a lot more. My first glider was in a 2 by 2 by 1ft cage, never played with and didnt have a wheel or any toys to play with, wasnt played with at all, and when i got him he seamed really scared and it took a few weeks just to get him to stop crabbing and let me take him out. My second glider(just got 2 wks ago) was also a lone glider, wasn't fed anything near a glider diet, was over weight, had not toys or a wheel, had a spot on the side of his head from stress, wouldn't come out of his pouch(he won't come out to play and he tries to take his food in the pouch with him)had the same size cage as my first one did. The second one i got was free(although i didnt know till i picked him up)and the people just wanted to find a good home for him with another glider. The first one i payed %150 for him, his SMALL cage and his pouches. For each of the gliders i went to pets mart and got atleast $40 worth of treats and toys.

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#44022 - 04/24/05 03:23 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Oh boy, I have lots of stories about some of my babies. I can tell you all of them but it would be too long a post, so here are a few:

Nalla -4 year old female who came to me in a small cage. Her only belonging was a boys dress sock that was saturated with dried urine, it had to be cut away from her body when we couldn't fold it down to get her out. Her owner told me he hadn't touched her in 3 years. She was so scared but now is a real sweetheart. She is now with her neutered male friend, Simba. They are looking for a home where they will be loved and pampered. I will really miss her when she leaves me, she has became so sweet with just a little care and TLC.

Jasmine -Jasmine lived on a breezeway of an apartment building for we think several years. She is missing several toes and has some deep scars on her face and body. She somehow survived the weather, children and other animals. Her spirit was strong and she came along quickly once she learned to trust me. She is with Rockey and doing so well.

Rockey -my big boy who weighed 299 grams when he came here. He was so depressed and wouldn't venture out of his pouch except to eat, he had a mate at one time but she passed away and he was left alone. The last family took him in when a neighbor left him outside on the curb! He has several ongoing medical problems, a chronic eye condition, and his weight. He is the sweetest, genltlest glider I have ever met. I am his 6th and last home. He was paired with Jasmine and the spark is back in his eyes and heart. He gets up to play with her, and follows her around like a love sick puppy. His weight is down to 234 grams after 1 year with me.

Just in 2 days ago and siezed with many other animals for owner neglect, by animal control in Denton TX :
Larry, Moe, Curly and Shiela -I was told this was 2 males and 2 females but it turned out there was only 1 girl. These gliders were so neglected it broke my heart the first time I saw them. Sheila is so small and you can feel every bone in her body, Moe came with a drippy nose and a weak hind leg, possilby due to NO calcium ever. Larry is the oldest and in the best of health of the bunch. He came to me, despite the fact this group had not been handled and were considered feral..He is allready sitting on my shoulder and taking mealies from my fingers gently. Curley is the smallest male, he is a self mutilator who had allready chewed off most of his tail. The tail has healed and we are hoping he won't need any surgery at this time. THey are loving the BML diet, and I can't feed them enough. I am hoping with some TLC they will someday be able to go to a home were they can be pampered and cared for the way they deserved to be.

This is only a few of the 123 gliders I have taken in over the last 2 years. The stories could go on, and I can tell you all about each one of them as they are imprinted in my memory forever. Some will stay here, still having behavior or health issues, and some will leave me someday for a new family of thier own. Thanks for letting me tell thier stories, and touching my heart all over again.
I think its great you got your babies and they are doing to well now. It takes some time but they do come around.
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Angie

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#44023 - 04/24/05 04:38 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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Oh gosh Angie! I just don't know how you do it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" /> ! I'd be bawling my eyes out all day long <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> ! Just reading about those few babies brought me to tears & I know you have so many more that we haven't even scratched the surface here! I hope Nala & Simba find a great home, I know Jasmine & Rockey have an awesome one! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> I've been to Denton, TX before - stopped at a Piggly Wiggly & had to laugh because I didn't know that Piggly Wiggly was an actual place! I always thought it was a joke! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />

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#44024 - 04/24/05 07:32 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Good idea, Terri! I'll share my own little rescue story....
I got Kage and Yume on the 18th of March. I had been researching gliders for nine years and finaly made the decision to get a pair. At first, I wanted a pair of sisters or brothers or a nuetered male and bonded female...well, I kind of accidently tripped accross an add for two gliders that were being sold for 160. They were three years old. The pictures attached to the add showed a wire hamster wheel and both of them eating walnuts with shells.
I couldn't help it. I had to reply to the add. After talking to the man I discovered that he had only had the gliders for a few months. The original owner was a child who obtained them from (I only found this out recently) a breeder in the Dallas area who is renouned for being an animal abuser. I won't make any comments on who, but many people will know who I mean.
I instantly agreed to take them. The person who put up the add obviously tried to learn enough about them to keep them alive, and not much else. He had at least 50 birds in his house. Countless cats, many dogs, young children and numerous people living there. One of the children liked to shake the pouch to hear them crab. The gliders were kept in a 30" tall galvanized wire cage in the middle of the kitchen. Inside the cage was only a dangerous hamster wheel, PINE branches, and a pouch. The pouch was disgustingly filthy. It was attached to the cage by torn, snagged, ratty shoe laces. The whole cage reeked.
I kept my mouth shut. Gave the man his money, and left. I found out the next day that the female had joeys IP. Thankfuly, the joeys survived and are doing very very well. Both parents are healthy and happy. Amazingly, they played with me the night I brought them home.
They now have a five foot tall, three foot wide two feet deep cage filled with toys. They still don't really understand how to play with toys, but they love their wheel. These brave little guys are now the light of my life. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cloud9.gif" alt="" />

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#44025 - 04/25/05 07:30 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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It seems like you have a new rescue everyday! I haqve heard some of your stories on USGN and it seems like all the desperate glideres come to you.
I know what ya mean, when I saw what bad condition my second glider was in I knew I just had to help him, and even though he had so many health problem I just couldn't let him stay there.

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#44026 - 04/25/05 08:32 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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My first glider Willow was an unexpected rescue. It was shortly after I got my first flying squirrel that I came across her. I went to Pet Smart to buy some mealworms for my flyer, and a lady that worked there said "Oh you have a glider." I said no I have a flyer, but I know what a glider is. I had happen to run across a web page with pictures and stuff on gliders. She said she was giving hers away because her boyfriend was going to kill it otherwise. I told her I would take her and I picked her up later that night at 8pm when she got off of work. She was about 3 months OOP at the time. It was SICKENING the condition of her cage. She was being fed catfood and grapes mainly. The cage smell SO badly that we had to roll down the windows in 50 degree weather. I immediatly gave her a towel for her to sleep in for the time being and took EVERY cloth thing in the cage and washed it with a cup of bleach. I then took the cage itself into my bathroom and bleached it and scrubbed for an hour to get the smell off of it. It took me about 6 months but I finally got her to trust me and stop biting me. I had her until November of 04 when one of my sisters dogs opened up their cage door somehow and got her. I still miss her to this day.

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#44027 - 04/26/05 06:22 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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I'm am so sorry. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />I have locks that I keep on my pen just in case.
Melapmel
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" />Laura

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#44028 - 04/26/05 06:35 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
My rescues seem fairly tame next to some, but here goes.
1) Zoe: I'm saying that Zoe was my first rescue. It wasn't that she was in a bad place, she was at a pet store, but they tried to spend time with her and gave her a good diet. But after she'd been there for 4 months with no one wanting her because she was kinda crabby and nippy I broke down and spent part of my tax refund to bring her home with me. It took 2 days for her to stop crabbing and nipping me, and my crew took her in without a single fuss once her quarentine was over. After she had them, she tended to ignore me tho.
2) Meeko: He was in a home where they discovered that they didn't have time for him. He had an OK diet, lots of fresh fruit & vegegables but no BLM, but his cage was pathetic. He had a small cage with no toys. Until a friend of mine discovered him (they were thinking about adopting him, but really wanted a little girl) he didn't even have a pouch! They gave him one and a rope to play on, so at least he had that. When I first got him he was so psycotic that he'd run circles on the top of his cage because he didn't know what else to do. Then he discovered Nicky and would break out of his cage to get to his new buddy. He was one happy camper once I finally put them together for good.
3) Simon: Simon was a rescue from a pet store. They called a friend of mine when he was returned and asked if she could come in and trim the nails of a "mean" glider, and she called me to help her. She also said they were looking for a home for him, since he was unsaleable (remember he was "mean") and if I was willing to take him, they'd give him to me. I wasn't really looking for another glider since I'd just rescued Meeko, but who could resist a needy baby, so I was willing to take him and if he'd go in with one of my kids, he'd be there forever, and if not, I'd try to find him a good home. Anyway, they had him in the back in a bird cage. He had a paper towel tube in his cage that he was hiding in. I took him home and discovered that he was simply scared to death. Poor baby. Once he started to trust me there was no doubt in my mind that he was home for good. Luckily Sydney & Simon took to him and made him a part of their colony. He is still easily scared and tends to nip if you wake him up or startle him, but he's a sweet boy otherwise.
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Chris
Illusion, Malcom, Isabell, Annabelle, Zach, Isis, Aly & Indy
AND Miss Emmy & Miss Chloe kitties

:rbridge: My Angels: You are always in my heart.

You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
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#44029 - 04/26/05 11:55 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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I never considered our babies rescues, but I guess by the definitions I've seen they would be. Our first two were being sold cheap with cage because their Rotweiller (sp) had six pups and they no longer had time for them. They were on a diet of baby food, baby cereal and fruits with treats of cheerios, hot dogs and donuts. Their cage was galvanized wire. I did some research and found the original Ledbetters diet online and started that with fruits and veggies but did not know about the cage problem. Our next, family of four, the people just didn't have time for them and had not handled them for some time. They were fed baby food and some nuts and such as treats. Also in a cage of galvanized wire. None of them were named when we got them!!!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Our first two we found out later were a year old when we got them. None of the family of four were named either, Mom and Dad being of unknown age. Luckily, soon after getting the family of four we had problems with fighting and lost two joeys but in the process found GC! Thanks to GC they are all on BML with fruits and veggies and have new cages with lots of pouches and toys. The main thing is they all found their forever home. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> It took us months to bond with Peaches and Nibbles (our first two) but patience and perserverence won out. We are bonded to Little Bit, the little girl in the family of four. Little Mama and Big Daddy are both rather shy but will jump around on us at playtime. Rowdy, the boy has and is much harder. He crabs all the time still (it's been four months!) and will only let us pet him when he is out eating and engrossed in his food. It will just take longer with him, but we won't give up on him. He will come around. But as I said, I never considered them rescues, I considered them blessings and myself lucky to have been the one to catch the ads for them! Peaches and Nibs were sold from a radio show (tradio) and the family from an online classifieds.

I truly admire the people who take in all the unwanted and unloved babies out there, especially the ones with health issues. It must be so very hard. I cannot imagine being in Angie H's or Mary & Charlie's shoes. True heroes! But kudos to all those who open their hearts to these little ones who are unwanted for whatever reason. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />

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#44030 - 04/27/05 04:29 PM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Ok, I started to do this yesterday but time didn't permit for me to complete the post. So here goes.

My first glider was Emma, bought for me by a friend from an exotic animal show in Irving. She was bought from that certain unnamed breeder from Dallas. It was an impulse buy and I should have known better but she is very sweet and I love her to death. Romeo, the first rescue, came shortly after. I met his owner through a mutual friend we had. We were both interested in breeding thus the get together. However, she had aquired Romeo quite accidentally herself. Romeo's first owner decided that they didn't want him any more and took him to be auctioned off at his second owners workplace. His second owner saw him and decided that he might end up in a bad home if that happened so asked if she could take him instead. They allowed that and he was in a good though ignorant home. He was living in a small bird cage at the time.
I had since begun to learn more about gliders. I don't remember if I had found GC or not at that time but I think so as I had learned by then that there were cage requirements for gliders such as size and material. So my friend's mom's boyfriend built a cage of appropriate size for me also out of more appropriate materials. I learned a lot from those two. I still have the only two of their babies that survived and I hand raised them. Romeo is now fixed also so no more babies for them.

Skittles came to me from a couple who had bought a pair. The male died unexpectedly and they didn't know why. So after a vet check to ensure her health she came to stay. They brought her with all her things except her usual cage (they brought her in a smaller bird cage they used for travel). She was being fed rabbit food, bird seed, dry fruit, a calcium supplement and some unidentified vitamins, and meal worms. I thought 'No wonder the male died' but said nothing as she was giving me Skittles and not keeping them anymore. She took to the diet I was currently feeding to my gliders and refused to touch her old food any more. After two months trying to get her to get along with the twins that I hand raised I gave up and tried with Romeo and Emma with whom she is now happily residing.

I have now had gliders for four years and know much more than I did when I started. I appreciate those who research first and know what they are getting and how to take care of it from the get go. I wish I had done that too and have learned from my experience, but I am glad that I have these gliders and love them all very much!

I will second the kudos given to those who run rescues! I would like to do that one day too.

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#44031 - 04/30/05 12:49 AM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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The three little ones i have rescued a little while ago, the lady is the frined of my niece and she gave me a sob stroy on how she left her husband and all and now she was leaving her sugar gliders at a friends house. she said she wasn't really caring for them. There were little kids in the house soo they would anoy them every day while they were sleeping the only thing that was in their cage when i got them was a water dish and a dish full of cat food and a little pouch that smelled awful. They are now on the BML diet and never looked back at the cat food. i have named the male Xavier and the girls, Trinka and Julie. The girls are warming up faster then the male is, during playtime he still shys away from me while the girls climb all over me. I dont regret ever getting them even though both females are pregant now.

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#44032 - 05/01/05 06:02 AM Re: Rescue stories [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Thanks for posting your stories, it makes me feel so good to see so many people helping these amazing little creatures. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" /> I was just notified that Larry, Moe, Curly and Shiela's old owner will be going to jail for animal abuse. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" /> I am so happy they are here and doing so well. Sheila is now able to let me hold her without crabbing or biting. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" /> Larry is a big baby who can't get enough love and petting. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> Curly and Moe are comming out of thier shell also. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> They will soon be nuetered and will be looking for the perfect loving new forever home where they will be pampered pets.
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />
Angie

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#44033 - 05/11/05 07:27 PM Re: Rescue stories - success! [Re: ]
SarahW Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 542
Loc: Norman, OK
Well, I wanted to wait until I was sure theis was going to have a happy ending, so here goes:

A year and a half ago I was lucky to get Sugar and Spice from a fellow graduate student who no longer had time for them. These precious gals are twin grey females. When I got them, they were so scared of me that they would tremble and freeze and urinate on me without ever moving an inch. I was their third owner since their breeder and they were probably level 2 or 3 at that time. It took a WHILE for them to come around, but I am so happy to say that after almost a year and a half they are level 1's. They don't bite, they come when I call (ok, they come when I say "mealie!"), and they are affectionate. I know they are unlikely to ever curl up in my bra or hug my face, but the progress has been heartwarming, even though at times it seemed like nothing would ever change.

So, having been bitten by the glider bug... my boyfriend and I had been talking about getting a joey in honor of my graduation. We didn't want to breed so we were only looking at female joeys, but it seemed at the time that no breeder within driving distance had a female available. We looked for a couple months to no avail. My boyfriend and I saw AngieH's GC posts about all the rescues she had and all the room she didn't have, and discussed it. We thought maybe it was a sign to take in some adults rather than buy a joey. So three weeks ago, I went down to AngieH's place and met Joey and Meeko, two bonded, neutered males.

I admit, I saw online that Meeko was a level 1-2 and thought, "I don't want to deal with THAT again". But when I met Joey and Meeko my heart melted. They were beautiful and curious and so much more socialized than Sugar and Spice were when I got them. I saw more of AngieH's gliders but I already knew I was in love with the two she showed me first. Joey and Meeko went home with me that day.

But how would Sugar and Spice react? They hadn't been near other gliders since they were 8 weeks OOP. It turns out they were VERY interested in what was going on in the cage next door. I had a clean bill of health from AngieH, so for the last three weeks they have been swapping pouches and cages, and chatting with each other all night. I knew gliders were social, but I had never considered how lonely two gliders would be in a house of people. I didn't realize until I saw them watching the boys that they hadn't been with members of their own species for years! They were so excited to see animals like them... they spent 90% of their time glued to the side of the cage that faced the boys' cage.

So, last night, after watching Joey and Meeko and Sugar and Spice sing to each other, chatter back and forth, and reach for each other through the cage bars for three weeks, I thought I might introduce them. We went to the bathroom (lids and drains covered, of course), and the boys and girls finally met. There was a little squabbling at first between Meeko (dominant male) and Spice (dominant female), but things calmed down quickly and now everyone is sleeping in the same pouch! I watched them play for a while and then let them all into the same cage for the night. What a joy it was to watch them jump and play together!!! And what a greater joy to wake up to find four gliders snuggled together in the same pouch as if they were the best of friends!

I feel so lucky that I have had rescue success not once, but twice! My four gorgeous gliders are the best pets ever. I know I would have loved a joey, but it seems like Joey, Meeko, Sugar, Spice, and I are a great fit. With so many neglected and underappreciated gliders in the world, I wish more people would adopt rescues. Yes, the yhave their own suite of problems, but I think a lot of them stem from just wanting someone to trust and love.

Thanks again for my preciosu angels, AngieH!!!

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#44034 - 05/12/05 09:09 AM Re: Rescue stories - success! [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />
Oh thank you! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />
My heart melts when I think of Joey and Meeko finally having a home they really deserve. They are sweet boys, but when they came here they hadn't had attention in a very long time. I am so happy that you took them in and have given them so much love and care. Now they have thier own friends to curl up with with. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" /> I have days when I wonder if making a difference, and today I know I have at least for these sweet boys. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" /> I hope you will keep in touch, and let me know how your group is doing. May they all have many, many years of happiness together. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />
Angie

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#44035 - 05/13/05 07:42 AM Re: Rescue stories - success! [Re: ]
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I have been doing rescue work with animals for over twenty (20) years mainly with cats, dogs and horses. The two (2) horses that are currently in my care is a thirty (30) year old gelded Arabian and twenty-three (23) lame/foundered mare American Saddle Bred Quarter horse.

However, my first sugar glider rescue was back on 5-11-04. I know. Not very long ago.

She was a standard gray female and her history is extremely shady at best. Her breeder and location is unknown, then she was sold to a local pet store here in town.

By this time I was already glider guardian of two (2) adorable twin suggies that I still have today; therefore, I absolutely knew without a doubt that it was wrong to even think about adopting her from the store, let alone do it.

I walked passed her and tried to put her out of my mind. It did not happen. I went back 5-11-04 and watched her.

She was alone glider without the companionship of other gliders, family or otherwise. Due to the abrupt and traumatic separation from her family, she had become withdrawn, untrusting and "crabby."

Customers who come looking to adopt always pass her up due to her poor attitude. Some even stuck their fingers and pencils into her cage trying to get to come of the sock she was hiding in. They would hit and shake the cage if she refused. Some would work her up into a frenzy just to hear her scream and crab. When she finally had enough, she would bite and lunge at these people, only to have her cage smacked on again. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

After seeing that I was fuming! Enough! The store clerks were not protecting her and clearly did not care enough about her.

I tried to tell the customers who were interested in purchasing her, that if they were nicer to the glider she would respond better. The fact that she was nocturnal had a lot to do with the fact that she was hiding/sleeping in her sock. They did not care. I was not an employee of that particular store; therefore, I was unqualified in such matters. They felt the glider was too far gone to "rehabilitate."

Realizing that the poor soul was in a horrible, debilitating and life-threatening situation, I told the clerk that I was leaving with her today. The clerk actually said fine, as if she was relieved!

The poor thing was living off of dry/hard cat food, fruits and vegetables. She was all by herself and her cage was extremely too small (a parakeet bird cage) that had not been cleaned in weeks!

The clerk could not even tell me an accurate age on the little girl. First she was 4 weeks OOP, then she was 6 week OOP, then finally someone said 16-20 weeks OOP. Who knows for sure. Like I said, history is shady at best.

I paid $200.00 for the little girl and took her home without the cage. I named her Crabapple.

Originally, she was to be introduced to my twins as a trio, but she was too aggressive with my other female, so I had to separate them.

Again she was alone. This is where my second rescue comes in, Reggie. I adopted Reggie on 9-30-04 as a cage mate for Crabapple. He was three (3) years at the time and Crabapple (going by the 20 week OOP figure) was approximately ten (10) months, not quite a year old yet.

I will talk about Reggie's story at another time. It is pretty long too.

Anyway, finally everyone was happy, including Crabapple. Until 1-29-05. Clear out of the blue Crabapple started to have seizures for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, this was her first and last seizure.

I immediately got her out the cage, put her in a bonding pouch and made a beeline to the phone. She calmed down quite a bit and I thought for a split second she was going to be fine.

Then during the conversation I felt her "hiccup" (no noise.) It is the only way I can explain it. I felt her little body "twitch/jump" twice and then it was still. At the time I did not think anything about it. I gently stroked the outside of the bag to calm her.

By the time I got off the phone (a ten minute telephone conversation tops) she was dead...in the pouch! I was literally carrying a dead body around my neck and never knew it! Talk about morbid!

No one knows for sure what exactly happened that day. A necropsy was never performed because at the time there were no local exotic veterinarians who were proficient with sugar glider necropsies.

Although Crabapple was NOT wild, she was temperamental at best and unsocial at worst. I purchased her in this condition, because she was a single glider and her behavior was making her unadaptable. I adopted her, in means to save her life. If left in that terrible environment she would have surely died MUCH sooner!

Crabapple never really bonded to me. She knew who I was, but I do not think she personally "liked" me. She was a biter and a "crabber" hence her name. She always remained "reserved." Definitely NOT a "cuddle-bunny."

I simply thought she had a "behavioral" issue and not a "medical" issue. Although, she was mean at times, she was never depressed.

The only scientific explanation that I ever received on Crabapple's death is that her seizures were genetic and since no one would release the breeder's information, there was no way to "officially" confirm even that possible theory.

She was my first glider to pass. Even though she was a difficult glider at times, she is forever missed.

To this day her cage-mate Reggie is alive, healthy and fit as a fiddle. Currently, he is alone glider.

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#44036 - 05/17/05 04:13 PM Re: Rescue stories - success! [Re: ]
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awwwww <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />.....I really hate ppl sometimes... how can they do things like that to such poor innocent creatures <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" />!

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